Swimming

With such a tropical climate, it’s natural that people want to swim while they’re at Kakadu. The trouble is the crocodiles – they live in our rivers and billabongs, and you don’t want to meet them up close!

The safest places to swim are the public swimming pool in Jabiru and the pools at the various resorts and hotels. We don’t recommend that people swim in Kakadu’s waterways, but some people choose to do so at their own risk.

Some places are safer to swim than others. Some of the pools up on the escarpment, above the water falls, are less likely to be accessible to crocs. We go to lots of effort to clear certain areas of crocodiles, but they can move back in at any time.

Be crocwise - see the NT parks and wildlife video

If you are going to swim at these places, please be aware of the risks.